In this ever changing, ever growing world we live in, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam that is the beauty industry. We all want the next best thing, and sometimes deals and offers are too tempting to pass up. But, before you commit to enhancing your appearance, be aware of the potential risks in choosing the best deal. Here are some things you should consider where choosing a spa or service.

Location! Going to the spa should be a relaxing and stress free experience.

Choose one in a quite setting. Choose one that strives for cleanliness and maintain it. It’s a good idea to visit the spa beforehand so you can check out the location for yourself. While you should be extremely careful about home about home-based spas, this doesn’t mean you should avoid them completely. You’ll want to do extra homework on these and definitely schedule a visit before your appointment. Some home-based spas can be very lovely and relaxing. A reputable technician will have a secluded spot in their home that should mirror a location-based spa, along with their certifications and diplomas displayed. You should also expect the same level of cleanliness you’d expect at spa facility.

Price! The old adage; “You Get What You Pay For” rings true for most of the time when it comes to spa and services. Think about what kind of services the spa offers, think of the proper required training needed to perform these services, and think of the cost of the products used for these services. If a spa owner is willing to invest a little more in the quality of products and quality of equipment, then chances are, they are willing to invest a little more TLC with their clients. By this point, the aestheticians and technicians should be licensed, and if they’ve created a portfolio of their own work, then fantastic! Even if they don’t have any reviews or testimonials yet, hopefully they will have their social media page up and running. If nothing else, ask questions! This will also be a great way for you to evaluate their customer service. However, sometimes it could be a good ¬†deal because the spa is brand new and they want to generate some traffic…There’s nothing wrong with that! Everyone has to start somewhere!

Do your homework! You’re going to want to do some research on the facility you’re going to. Find out how long they’ve been in business, read their reviews, ask to see some credentials. You, as the customer have every right to do that! Personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable letting someone who isn’t certified do any work on me. Before and after photo are probably one of the best testimonials to any technician’s work. Especially with a service where the result is instant such as eyelash extension, they should have a decent selection of example of their previous work. Also feel free to check out their social medial accounts. Chances are, they’ll have at least one. You should be able to get a feel for the place through their Facebook or Instagram account.

Wherever you choose to get your next treatment done, be sure you’re making an informed decision. Do some research, and don’t be afraid to ask questions!